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November 4th

Ignacio Ramirez, Jr., 37

November 4, 2014

Ignacio Ramirez, Jr., 37, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at his home.
He was born June 19, 1977 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Ignacio Ramirez, Jr. and Rose Mary Ramirez. He grew up in Blackfoot and attended schools in this area.  
On July 3, 2003, he married Cecilia Perez in Idaho Falls.
Ignacio worked for King B, Spudnik, Jiffy Lube and Simplot.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, dancing, hunting, cooking, listening to music and watching scary movies.

Lawsuit contends police brutality in eastern Idaho

November 4, 2014

IDAHO FALLS (AP) — A southeastern Idaho man has filed a claim against the Idaho Falls Police Department contending he was a victim of brutality.
Kegan Kinghorn, 26, of Rigby, filed the claim late last month in 7th District Court, The Post Register reports.
The lawsuit names as defendants the city of Idaho Falls, Police Chief Mark McBride, Capt. Darren Cook and Sgt. Scott Killian. Attorneys for those named as defendants in the case have filed a response to the lawsuit denying wrongdoing by their clients.

November 3rd

State Hospital South receives donated piano

November 4, 2014

The chapel at State Hospital South now houses a beautiful old cabinet grand piano thanks to the generous donation of longtime Blackfoot residents Donavan and Jackie Harrington.
SHS assistant hospital administrator Diane Yarrington said the piano replaces a "very old piano that would not hold a tune."

Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

November 3, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout.
The electroshock treatment is being done to kill off lake trout that have invaded Yellowstone Lake when the unwanted fish is still spawning and in the earliest stages of its life.
Adult lake trout in Yellowstone can top 30 pounds, living almost exclusively on a diet of cutthroat trout, according to researchers.

Katherine Morgan Tovey, 85

November 3, 2014

Katherine Morgan Tovey, 85
Katherine Morgan Tovey was born Jan. 31, 1929, the ninth of 12 children, to Ed and Cassie Morgan in Malad, Idaho. She graduated from Malad High School in 1947, attended BYU for a year before marrying Terrel R. Tovey on June 14, 1949. She and Terrel lived in Logan, Utah until 1952 while he completed his MS degree at Utah State, and where she proudly received her PHT (Putting Hubby Through) degree.

Louis Adam Tauscher, 91

November 3, 2014

Louis Adam Tauscher, 91
Louis Adam Tauscher, 91 of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Friday October 31, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Louis was born April 9, 1923, in Ogallah, Kansas, the 4th child, (the second of twins with Edward being 1st) of 17 born to Frank Joseph Tauscher and Regina Honas Tauscher. At the age of 13 the Tauscher family moved to Pocatello, Idaho, were Louis attended St. Joseph grade school. He worked at Elmer’s Fish Market along with his 6 brothers until April of 1943 when he enlisted in the Army. 

November 2nd

Shupe & Rubberband a fun concert

November 3, 2014

THOMAS – If you can judge a concert by the number of people who were tapping their toes or  bouncing up and down in their seats or keeping time with the music, then Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband fulfilled all those requirements and then some.
Shupe and the Rubberband performed at the Snake River High School auditorium on Saturday night.
Band members were Ryan Shupe on violin and mandolin; Craig Miner on banjo and mandolin; Roger Archibald, guitar; Peter Jensen, bass; and Nate Young, drums.

Blackfoot pool committee speaks

November 3, 2014

BLACKFOOT — After months of studying the issues facing the Blackfoot pool, committee members summarized their thoughts at a meeting Wednesday night as they get closer to making a recommendation to the city council about what should become of the aging pool.
Built in the 1970s, the pool is in dire need of costly repairs and is currently costing the city about $200,000 a year to subsidize. It's estimated that it will cost at least $2 million to bring the pool back up to standards.

Lawyer dressed as Jedi challenges city's pot ban

November 2, 2014

CLARKSTON, Wash. (AP) — A Clarkston, Washington, attorney sued the city and four city councilors who voted to prohibit retail marijuana sales within city limits. And he did it in a Jedi costume.
Rick Laws says the city's ban is unconstitutional. He filed the motion on Halloween on behalf of Canna4life LLC, which is scheduled to open Nov. 25, provided the business can submit a retail marijuana license to the state of Washington.

October 31st

Tigers grind out win over Cougars

November 1, 2014

ABERDEEN — The Aberdeen Tigers remembered the feeling from last season when they were eliminated in the opening round of the 2A playoffs by North Fremont and they are determined to make sure it didn't happen again.
Friday night county rival Firth came to Aberdeen to open the 2A playoffs and Tigers found a way to grind out a victory.
Ethan Elliott ran for 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Aberdeen ended Firth's season with a 25-12 win.

 

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